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QBE - Reinsurance Brochure
QBE - Reinsurance Brochure
QBE - Reinsurance Brochure
QBE - Reinsurance Brochure
QBE - Reinsurance Brochure
QBE - Reinsurance Brochure
QBE - Reinsurance Brochure
QBE - Reinsurance Brochure
QBE - Reinsurance Brochure
QBE - Reinsurance Brochure
QBE - Reinsurance Brochure
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QBE - Reinsurance Brochure

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"QBE Re Europe is a recognised leader in the reinsurance market. We pride ourselves on long term continuity and client retention reinforced by the expert knowledge of our team. We are continually …

"QBE Re Europe is a recognised leader in the reinsurance market. We pride ourselves on long term continuity and client retention reinforced by the expert knowledge of our team. We are continually assessing our clients needs, both at home and abroad. The breadth of our product range enables us to offer our clients a range of products over most short and long-tail classes. Our role as a leader also means we have a significant impact on terms and conditions.
Our aim is to focus away from loss attrition given the predominance of catastrophe business within the portfolio.
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  • 1. REINSURANCE
  • 2. ABOUT QBE A MAJOR EUROPEAN REINSURER QBE Re Europe is a recognised leader in the reinsurance market. We pride ourselves on long term continuity and client retention reinforced by the expert knowledge of our team. We are continually assessing our clients needs, both at home and abroad. The breadth of our product range enables us to offer our clients a range of products over most short and long-tail classes. Our role as a leader also means we have a significant impact on terms and conditions. Our aim is to focus away from loss attrition given the predominance of catastrophe business within the portfolio. Lloyd’s Building A GLOBAL FORCE QBE Insurance Group is one of the world’s leading insurers and reinsurers, operating out of 45 countries around the globe, and doing business in over 100. We are market leaders in multiple product lines, including casualty and motor. We have more than 120 years’ experience, and 10,000 staff worldwide. With headquarters in Sydney and a public listing on the Australian stock exchange, our gross written premium to year end 31 December 2007 totalled £5.2 billion. Plantation Place
  • 3. THE QBE DIFFERENCE OUR APPROACH QUITE A CLAIM At QBE we do things differently. We The real test of any insurance company always look to come at challenges from is its claims expertise. At QBE we pride a more creative angle. All our people ourselves on our professional, efficient are encouraged and empowered to and sympathetic approach. We believe think for themselves, and to use their we’re here to help, not to hinder. experience to find a way around problems. They can make use of our OUR PRODUCT RANGE outstanding existing products, and On the pages that follow you will find a they can create new ones as well. brief introduction to the main reinsurance We can offer the flexibility of dual-pen products we offer. Our ambition and capacity, with the option of writing resourceful mindset mean that, even if business in the company market or at you can’t find what you are looking for Lloyd’s, where we are one of the here, we’ll do all we can to provide you biggest managing agents. with a competitive and effective solution. Our clients have an exceptional degree of flexibility in choosing how to do business with us. There is a choice of Lloyd’s or company security from Syndicate 566 or QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited. If you prefer not to come through London, there is the option of QBE Reinsurance (Europe) Limited in Dublin. Whichever you decide on, our combination of security and flexibility, backed up by our proven pedigree, makes us a formidable partner for all your reinsurance needs.
  • 4. FINANCIAL STRENGTH FINANCIAL STRENGTH QBE Insurance Group Performance 2007 2006 Gross Written Premium £m 5,188 4,337 Gross Earned Premium £m 5,169 4,211 Net Earned Premium £m 4,270 3,412 Combined Operating Ratio % 85.9 85.3 Shareholders’ Funds £m 3,746 2,627 INSURER FINANCIAL STRENGTH AND COUNTERPARTY CREDIT RATING You can judge the size and strength of a company by the ratings it keeps. We are pleased to be rated as follows. Standard & Poor’s insurer financial strength and counterparty credit rating for QBE’s main insurance subsidiaries is A+ (Stable). Fitch Ratings insurer financial strength rating for QBE’s main underwriting subsidiaries is A+, and the agency has also affirmed a long-term credit rating at A. Their outlook for all ratings is Stable. A.M. Best assigned the financial strength rating of the QBE Group of companies A (Excellent). APPETITE FOR RISK QBE is known throughout the market for its healthy appetite for risk and willingness to work flexibly in partnership with intermediaries and agents. From policy inception to claims settlement, the QBE approach is to use our market expertise to understand the needs of the individual client. Then we tailor our solutions to fit those needs. We don't believe that one size fits all or that we should follow what other insurers do, which means we are always willing to take a view on specialist risks.
  • 5. PRODUCTS QBE Reinsurance Syndicate 566 is OUR PORTFOLIO MIX a leading excess of loss reinsurance underwriter operating in Lloyd’s and Aviation backed 100% by the QBE Insurance Group. International Casualty The Syndicate is one of five sub- syndicates which comprise Syndicate International Property 2999, which for 2008 have a combined Marine gross income of £ 803m. 566 has eight separate underwriting North American Casualty disciplines and an estimated gross income of £275m. The classes written North American Property are Retrocession, International Property & Casualty, North American Property & Personal Accident Casualty, Personal Accident, Aviation and Marine. 566 also utilises the Retrocession capacity of QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited for certain Casualty business. DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS QBE Reinsurance (Europe) Limited, based in Dublin, operates as an QBE Reinsurance Syndicate 566 international treaty reinsurer. The Company focuses predominately on QBE Reinsurance (Europe) Ltd non-proportional business and produces the majority of its account from brokers QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd operating outside of the London market. The combined gross reinsurance premium generated by QBE Insurance (Europe) Ltd and QBE Reinsurance (Europe) Ltd for 2008 is estimated at £50 million.
  • 6. Natural disasters represent one of the biggest reinsurance areas we cover.
  • 7. CONTACTS London Jonathan Parry Managing Director, QBE Re Europe Plantation Place 30 Fenchurch Street London EC3M 3BD tel +44 (0)207 105 4000 jonathan.parry@uk.qbe.com Dublin Pádraig Kelly Senior Underwriter, QBE Reinsurance (Europe) Limited Riverside Two 43-49 Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2 Ireland tel +353 (0) 1 605 3813 padraig.kelly@ie.qbe.com Japan Kenji Kohara Chief Representative, QBE Reinsurance Services Pty Limited Tokyo Representative Office daVinci Lidabashi Bldg. 4F 3-11-13, Lidabashi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-0072 JAPAN tel +81 3 3261 6443 kenji.kohara@jp.qbe.com
  • 8. Reinsurance Plantation Place 30 Fenchurch Street London EC3M 3BD enquiries@qbe.uk.com tel +44 (0)20 7105 4000 fax +44 (0)20 7105 4019 www.QBEeurope.com/reinsurance QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited and QBE Underwriting Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. QBE Underwriting Services (UK) Limited is an Appointed Representative of QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited and QBE Underwriting Limited. QBE Reinsurance (Europe) Limited (No. 53272) is registered in the Republic of Ireland at Riverside Two 43-49 Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2 and is authorised and regulated by the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority.

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